Metacritic Movie Ratings
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews



out of 100

Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Judged, though, as the action extravaganza it means to be, Rise of the Planet of the Apes wins high marks for originality, and takes top honors for spectacle.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Strong action, special effects and by far the most credible ape "performances" yet seen will spell box office to inspire chest-thumping in all markets.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining, given that this is the fifth "Planet of the Apes" film since the 1968 original.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The movie is zippier than Tim Burton's oddly lifeless 2001 "Planet of the Apes" remake, but unlike good sci-fi, it doesn't signify anything, or really even try to.

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